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I was just woundering how many of u nurse while holding ur breast(sandwich hold)i have never done this but have heard it mentioned a few times. If u do why? I am just curious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I don't, but I don't have very big breasts either.
 

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When DD was younger, I held my breast. Partly because the are not very "perky" and partly just as my own security measure (due to countless difficulties in the early months, bfing was very painful for me).<br><br>
FYI, the "sandwich" or "cigarette" hold are not recommended. If you do want to support your breast, a better option is the "C" or "U" hold, with fingers well back from the areola. If you are holding your breast, you should never be squishing the breast, or making it into another shape, just gently supporting it.
 

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I used to do the "c" hold for a little while after dd was born. I had a DD/DDD when I got pregnant and they didn't get any smaller. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> But then I got lazy and used a rolled up face cloth or receiving blanket instead. Then I got really lazy and decided there was no reason to hold her where my breast "should" be and stopped doing anything.
 

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Yes, I do! I *have* to because of the shape of my breast. If I didn't my son would not be able to latch on in any comfortable way. I only have to support the breast and point it up to him and he does the rest. I've tried a rolled up prefold or whatever and that doesn't work for me. It's not big deal though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've held mine all the way through my breastfeeding with both kids. I kept wanting to let go, so that I had a hand free...but it never felt right. Every time I let go, I felt as though my breast was going to fall out baby's mouth. I'm a DD/DDD - does that make a difference?
 
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